In a nutshell, the original Freedom forums were hosted by MSN. When they no longer were going to host any forums, Yuku was chosen as the new host site for Freedom forums, diaries etc. If you want to read some of the old threads and posts, they are archived in the section at the bottom of the Freedom home page.>>> (http://ffn.yuku.com/forum...s-22-Message-Boards.html
) It was a massive undertaking by some dedicated people last year to transfer the information, and some of the original forum communications from the MSN host site were archived here at Yuku. (read only). Although you may run across some rather interesting posts/diaries/experiences, rest assured, you really are missing zip in order to maintain your quit. WhyQuit.com itself has remained the wonderful web site it is. Hope this is helpful.
Here is what John wrote last year: (from the thread: http://ffn.yuku.com/topic/23200/t/Freed ... tml?page=1
Well, as MSN's closing date neared we settled on a new host, Yuku, and began building "Freedom from Nicotine." At Yuku we could control advertising to a major degree (by buying it off) but lost our "All Topics" board
which allowed members to follow all activity on all 22 message boards by looking at a single board. Migration of 346,941 old MSN posts to Yuku appeared to be an impossible task and it was. But Yuku was the best migration offered by any host. Sadly a number of our old MSN boards had grown so large that some were simply too big, old and tangled to capture. This Yuku support message board thread documents our frustrations and stuggle to move threads here to our new home before MSN pulled the plug.
Prior to MSN's Feburary 2009 shutdown we worked hard replacing as many images in migrated threads as time permitted. Once MSN pulled the plug all old MSN based images disappeared and links within migrated threads no longer functioned. Frankly, we will spend the next year or so repairing as many threads as time permits. In most cases we have no way of knowing what image went with what post, so we simply delete old HTML image box codes but in some cases we do!
Our thinking with the new site was to broaden focus to Freedom from all forms of nicotine delivery, not just smoking or tobacco. With scores of new nicotine products hitting the streets, if we follow the nicotine we'll continue hitting the problem head-on.
We thank each of you for your patience and cooperation this past half year. We know the site isn't yet as user friendly as our old home but continue working to make it so. All suggestions are truly appreciated. If you are an old still nicotine-free member from MSN who has not yet joined us here we'd love to have you!!! Oh, at the top of our main page is a link entitled This link allows you to view all new messages posted during the past 24 hours
. It's a search work-around that does a fair job at imitating our old "All Topics" message board as it shows all recent posts to all boards.
Whether here or there, there was always only one rule ... no nicotine today!
Breathe deep, hug hard, live long,
John (Gold x10)
Keep up your awesome quit Johnnie! Knowledge and NTAP - best relapse prevention on the planet!
quit date-July 7th, 2006